Better lives through learning

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How Your Gift Creates Better Lives Through Learning

Education opens doors. Unfortunately, too many people in our region missed out on the opportunity to complete their education due to family, personal, or learning challenges. We also have many families immigrating to the Pittsburgh area who may know a little English, but not enough to converse with native speakers or get a decent-paying job.

Some might give up in the face of these challenges. Not our students. Our students are determined to create a better life for themselves and their children. A better life through learning.

Your generous donation today provides our students with caring, experienced professional teachers and trained volunteer tutors. It provides books and materials, technology, and innovative programs that move students from learning to earning. It also supports infrastructure that gives our students a safe and comfortable learning environment and a staff committed to both efficiency and effectiveness.  

Ultimately, charitable donations from people like you, help our students to reach their goals. Whether that is to get a job that pays a family-sustaining wage or to earn a GED diploma or to become a U.S. citizen. These accomplishments and so many more are what you make possible when you make a gift to Literacy Pittsburgh.

As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the support of donors like you to fulfill our mission. We know that charitable giving is a big decision. You want to make sure your gift to a non-profit charity is a smart investment in your community. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our programs, meet our students, read our latest updates, and check out our financial health and program outcomes.

Finally, we always welcome your questions. Feel free to reach out to Tim Richart, Director of Development, at (412) 393-7633 or

Thank you for creating better lives through learning…today and throughout the year.

Donor Spotlight: The Smiths
"The capacity to negotiate the world through words is essential for an individual's survival, the survival of families and, of course communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides critical programs to those ends."
— Dr. Susan Smith, Literacy Pittsburgh Donor
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